Another Saturday And Sweet FA

Well, the FA Cup Fourth Round kicks off in half an hour or so, with Luton Town playing Blackburn Rovers at Kenilworth Road. It’s probably too much to ask for Luton to repeat the entertainment that they gave us last year, when they raced into a two goal lead against Liverpool in the Third Round. It was one of the great games of any tournament over the last ten years or so. Meanwhile, Blackburn’s 4-1 win at Everton in the last round received nowhere near the attention that it deserved. They’ll have one eye on the FA Cup this season with a view to going all the way in it. Luton are in free-fall in the League, and are heading towards a long, difficult spring. Having said that, though, they have one thing on their side – Kenilworth Road itself. If there’s one ground that no top division player would want to visit, it’s the cramped and noisy Kenilworth Road – one of the last few remaining old-style football grounds. Elsewhere, Chelsea will surely have too much for Nottingham Forest, though Forest supporters can at least spend the afternoon lording it over Chelsea. The scoreline remains 2-0 to Forest in terms of European Cups, and I can’t see them letting Roman Abramovich forget that this afternoon. Arsenal could well come unstuck against Bolton tomorrow – Sam Allardyce has built...

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